Oops, how could I forget the cacti from the recent post “Best Shots of 2017”?
Last winter and spring in Arizona we had abnormal amounts of precipitation. As a result, they say every seven years or so we get the blankets of wildflowers and obscene cacti blossomings which gives the desert landscape brilliant colors and easy photo opportunities. Most below come from the prickly pear. The name “prickly pear” refers to the cactus species Opuntia and also to the fruits these cacti produce. They produce paddle or cylinder like leaves and the fruits are edible and used in making jellies and juices. And tasty margaritas.
Woah! WordPress notified me that today my blog is five years old. Thank you, friends, for liking and commenting over the years. You make me happy, and I appreciate the time you’ve taken to comment and share your thoughts. This marker made me wonder–what was my first post on November 25, 2012?
I started looking through the gallery of posts, almost 500, varying from film to photography and other cultural topics like art, books, and music and thought I’d share several that meant something to me for varying reasons.
1. I spent many seasons hiking around this Virginia lake before moving to Arizona.